1st: Never, never, never store passwords in plain text!! Just don't do
it. Store a hash of the password (ie md5 or something else).
2nd: Never pass any input from the Internet directly into a query
without first checking it for sql injection.
Take a look at Wikipedia article for a brief explanation and several
links to further info.
> A user was able to log into my site using:
> 1' and '1' or '1
> in the username and password box.
> I ran the query
> SELECT * FROM members WHERE name = '1' and '1' or '1' AND password = '1' and '1' or
> And it returned all rows. Can someone explain to me why this happens, and if the
> steps I took (replacing the ' with a blank space when the user submits the login form) is
> enough to prevent a similar "hack"
> Appreciate any feedback.